Apenesia unicolor Kieffer, 1904

Alencar, Isabel D. C. C. & Azevedo, Celso O., 2020, Revision of the world Apenesia Westwood (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae), Zootaxa 4724 (1), pp. 1-72: 39

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scientific name

Apenesia unicolor Kieffer, 1904
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Apenesia unicolor Kieffer, 1904 

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Apenesia unicolor Kieffer 1904  , 41: 364, 366–367. ♀; Kieffer 1908, 76: 25 (catalog); Kieffer 1914, 41: 392, 394; Kieffer 1922, 20: 80; Kurian 1954, 3: 274 (catalog); Baltazar 1966, 8: 198–199 (catalog); Gordh & Móczár 1990, 46: 213 (catalog).

Diagnosis. Female. Length 5.0 mm. Color. Body light castaneous, metasoma castaneous. Mandible with two apical teeth. Clypeus very short, median lobe with apical median margin concave, apical margin with bristles, clypeus strongly projected backward between up to top eye level, median carina absent. Eye dark, elliptical, with about eight facets. Malar space shorter than eye length. Frons aciculate, punctures small and sparse. Head elongate with sides parallel and vertex barely concave, 1.27 × as long as wide. Dorsal pronotal area with sides diverging posteriorly. Maximum width of metapectal-propodeal complex 1.8 × its minimum width. Mesopleuron with longitudinal carina dividing dorsal and lateral faces Mesotibia strongly spinose, spines wide. Metasoma longer than head and mesosoma together, petiole long.

Comments. This species is similar to A. substriata  by having the mandible with two apical teeth; the clypeus very short, its median lobe with the apical median margin concave and the eye dark, elliptical, with about eight facets. However, A. unicolor  has the head elongate, whereas A. substriata  has the head quadrate.

Material examined. Holotype ♀: Is. Fernando Poo, Basile , 400–600 m. S. M., VIII–IX.1901, L. Fea ( MSNG). 

Distribution. Oriental ( Philippines) and Afrotropical ( Equatorial Guinea).

MSNG

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 'Giacomo Doria'

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Bethylidae

Genus

Apenesia

Loc

Apenesia unicolor Kieffer, 1904

Alencar, Isabel D. C. C. & Azevedo, Celso O. 2020
2020
Loc

Apenesia unicolor

Kieffer 1904
1904